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Boplaas Family Vineyards has just been awarded three five-star ratings from the esteemed Platter’s guide, arguably South Africa’s most influential wine publication. This brings the total number of five-star ratings bestowed on the Calitzdorp enterprise’s wines and spirits over the years to 23. The latest top achievers are the Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2019, Cape Tawny Single Harvest 2005 and the 12YO Potstill Brandy, whose legacy is tied to Boplaas’s earliest days. It was back in 1880 that Boplaas potstill brandy was first shipped, in barrel, to England.

In addition to these champions, the Platter’s panel also awarded 4½ stars to the Boplaas Cape Tawny N/V and four stars to the:

  • Boplaas Gamka Branca 2019, a blend of Chardonnay, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Verdelho, Chenin Blanc, Roussanne and Sauvignon Blanc;
  • Boplaas Ring of Rocks 2018, a blend of Shiraz, Tinta Barocca, Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Franca and Souzão;
  • The Old World-styled Boplaas Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve 2019;
  • Boplaas Red Muscadel 2020; and,
  • Boplaas White Muscadel 2020.

Of  these awards, the five-star ports hold special significance for the farm. Boplaas has long championed Portuguese grape varieties and been a leader in the making of local port-style wines. It has won the SA Champion Port Trophy no less than 10 times.

The winery’s extensive portfolio of award-winning wines may be ordered directly from the Boplaas online shop at Deliveries are done across SA, free of charge on orders over R1 500. For more information, email or call 044 213 3326. Boplaas is also on Facebook (

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